Listening Session for Library’s Proposed Open-Air Classroom

Published on March 29, 2024

Invitational graphic to attend listening session with aerial view of library and senior center

The Los Alamos Public Library invites the public to an information session at Mesa Public Library in the Zone on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 11:00am. The library proposes the development of an open-air classroom situated between Mesa Public Library and the Betty Ehart Senior Center. This public input listening session will establish project parameters and gather initial thoughts and challenges from community members. All members of our community are encouraged to attend.

In support of the Los Alamos Public Library and Los Alamos County’s missions, the library proposes this open-air classroom to expand and diversify library programs and events to a new, outdoor space. Here, the library will benefit from the open, yet intimate environment in nature that will suit many of the library’s programming needs. In addition to use by the library, other community entities, such as the Betty Ehart Senior Center, will have access to this classroom in nature for their own programming.

Input from the public received at the April 6 session will be prepared and incorporated into a draft design, along with other feedback from community members and neighboring organizations. A final draft will then be presented to the public for additional feedback on the proposed design.

For more information about this information session, the proposed outdoor classroom, the library, or to provide public comment, please contact Library Manager Gwen Kalavaza or (505)662-8264. Public input can be sent until April 20, 2024.